Here’s a fun looking programming language for kids –
Efforts to make computer programming accessible to young people began in the late 1970s with the advent of the personal PC, when another programming language with roots at MIT — Logo — allowed young people to draw shapes by steering a turtle around a screen by typing out commands. But the path to mastering most programming languages has been strewn with obstacles, since students needed to figure out not only the underlying logic but also master a brand new syntax, observe strict rules about semicolons and bracket use, and figure out what was causing error messages even as they learned the program.
Scratch | Imagine, Program, Share – [via] Link.
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I played around with this a bit and it seems fairly well rounded. It’s lacking as a general purpose language, but it should help kids learn the concepts of programming without getting hung up on syntax. For something that is being targeted toward kids it’s cool to see that it supports object oriented scripts and multi-threading.
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